Several non-government organizations (NGOs) have received P3.35 million for assistance to frontliners and depressed communities after RCBC Bankard enabled the voluntary donation of reward points in aid to front liners and communities affected by COVID-19.
Since the implementation of enhanced community quarantine, RCBC Bankard credit cardholders donated a total of 13,400,800 reward points worth P3,350,200.
These were donated to RCBC Bankard partner NGOs such as the Philippine Red Cross, Gawad Kalinga, SOS Children’s Village and Alfonso Yuchengco (AY) Foundation.
Majority of the donations went to Philippine Red Cross with P1,899,900 which was used to build 41 medical tents and two molecular laboratories in Metro Manila.
These were also used to provide personal protective equipment (PPEs), hot meals, face masks and hygiene kits to front liners and patients.
Moreover, SOS Children’s Villages Philippines received P622,600 for the purchase and delivery of food, vitamins, and hygiene kits to abandoned and neglected children in other children’s villages in Calbayog, Iloilo, and Tacloban.
Gawad Kalinga’s Walang Iwanan, Walang Hawaan #BayanihanKontraCOVID19 operation received P546,900 used in providing hope gift packs to 4,060 families from the most vulnerable communities in Metro Manila and Mindanao.